This Saturday, at 4:45 pm (Brasília time), the Germany face the Peru, in an international friendly, which takes place at the Mewa Arena, in Mainz (ALE). The match will be the first for the European team after the early elimination – still in the group stage – of world Cup not Qatar.
Focused faces in final training ☯️#GERPER pic.twitter.com/5yhV73bWoG
— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) March 24, 2023
The four-time world champion is going through a turbulent period, as it has not advanced to the round of 16 for two World Cups. In this way, coach Hans Flick promotes a reformulation of the German national team, wanting to give opportunities to younger players.
“Having new players is invigorating because it gives you a different energy,” Hans-Flick said at a press conference.
In this sense, the coach left Thomas Muller, world champion for Germany in 2014, out of the squad for the two friendlies against Peru and Belgium. The 33-year-old, however, is not completely “out of the running” for Euro-2024, a competition that will take place on German soil.
Germany will be without Jamal Musiala. The 20-year-old ruptured a tendon in his left hamstring against Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga and was cut. There will be no replacement for the young Bayern Munich star.
On the other hand, in a press conference, the Germany coach advanced the lineup of Ter Stegen, in goal, and Niclas Füllkrug and Timo Werner, in attack, for the friendlies.
Peru, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar, after losing to Australia, on penalties, the vacancy for the competition, in the world play-off of the Qualifiers.
🔥 𝐔𝐧𝐚 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐧 𝐩𝐫𝐮𝐞𝐛𝐚 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚 𝐧𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚’! @DFB_Team 🇩🇪 🆚 @SeleccionPeru 🇵🇪
🏟Mewa Arena / Saturday March 25th
🎟 https://t.co/v3uZDas69g#ArribaPeru 💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/yHnPkyoc6E
– The Bicolor (@SeleccionPeru) March 17, 2023
In this way, the team seeks to start the cycle for the 2026 Cup in a positive way, to build a solid base to compete for the next edition of the World Cup, which will have the United States, Mexico and Canada as hosts. In addition to the Germans, the Peruvian team faces Morocco next Tuesday.
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